Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 to receive design overhaul with huge cover display rivalling Oppo Find N2 Flip
The Galaxy Z Flip5 may be a while off yet, but Ice Universe is already commenting on how Samsung will distinguish the device from its predecessor. To recap, the Galaxy Z Flip4 has a 6.7-inch foldable display and a 1.9-inch cover display. In other words, the Galaxy Z Flip3 maintains the display sizes of its predecessor, putting it at a disadvantage compared to its peers. In comparison, the Razr 2022 has a 2.7-inch display running at 573 x 800 pixels. However, the Oppo Find N2 Flip goes even further with a 3.26-inch panel that has a 382 x 720-pixel native resolution in a vertical orientation.
According to Ice Universe, Samsung has decided to adopt Oppo's approach with the Galaxy Z Flip5. Rather than merely copying Oppo, Ice Universe alleges that Samsung will equip its next clamshell foldable with a larger cover display than the Find N2 Flip has. It remains to be seen what form this will take, but it implies that Samsung has overhauled the design of the Galaxy Z Flip with the fifth generation model.
Theoretically, this should provide the Galaxy Z Flip5 with greater versatility than its predecessors. For example, it is possible to open any app on the Galaxy Z Flip4's cover display, which can prove useful in some circumstances. A vertical-orientated cover display spanning beyond 3.26-inches should allow all apps to operate as intended; some apps continue to refuse to run in landscape mode. Based on previous years, the Galaxy Z Flip5 should debut in August running Android 13 and One UI 5.1. The device will then be good up to Android 17, as will the Galaxy S23 series and the forthcoming Galaxy Z Fold5.